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Esmeralda Soria


Assembly Democrat

District 27, Merced

Time in office

Assembly: 2022—Present


City Councilwoman / Professor

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria has taken at least $1.4 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 49% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 4110
P.O. Box 942849-0027; (916) 319-2027

District office(s)

690 West 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340; (209) 726-5465

Biographical information

Birth Place

Tulare County, CA




Fresno, CA




April 22, 1982

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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Campaign contributions received by sector

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This is how much money Esmeralda Soria has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
$1,395,506 $1.4 M 49%
$282,035 $282k 10%
Candidate Contributions
$133,400 $133k 5%
Ideology/Single Issue
$80,721 $80k 3%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$53,550 $53k 2%
Energy & Natural Resources
$45,200 $45k 2%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$44,550 $44k 2%
General Business
$43,300 $43k 2%
$33,750 $33k 1%
$16,250 $16k <1%
$13,800 $13k <1%
Communications & Electronics
$13,750 $13k <1%
$6,000 $6k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$5,520 $5k <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$5,250 $5k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Agriculture (Chair)
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Bills involving agricultural commissions, agricultural commodities, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, farmers markets, food access, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing orders and agreements, milk and milk products, pest management, veterinarians: agricultural issues.
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Fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing.
Banking and Finance
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Bills involving financial institutions, real property finance, consumer finance and corporate securities law
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Bills including insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Assembly District 27 demographics

Assembly District 27 map

Leans Democratic district

Next election: 2024

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Voter registration

No party

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General

Esmeralda Soria


Mark Nicholas Pazin


CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California bails out distressed hospitals, offers interest-free loans to 17 troubled providers

By Ana B. Ibarra, August 25, 2023

Hospital closures, cuts in services loom for some communities. How the state may step in to help.

By Ana B. Ibarra, April 6, 2023

Why it’s tougher for California press to inform the public

By Lynn La, April 6, 2023

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